Muiznieks urges au­thor­i­ties to act on al­le­ga­tions

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The Coun­cil of Europe’s Com­mis­sioner for Hu­man Rights Nils Muiznieks has rec­om­mended to Greece’s Pub­lic Or­der Min­is­ter Nikos Den­dias that the government set up an in­de­pen­dent body to in­ves­ti­gate claims of po­lice bru­tal­ity. Muiznieks told Skai TV yes­ter­day that the “pres­tige” of the Greek po­lice and the coun­try was at stake over al­le­ga­tions about the use of vi­o­lence by law en­force­ment of­fi­cers. Muiznieks also called on Greece to do more to tackle of­fenses com­mit­ted by Golden Dawn and its mem­bers, as well as ap­par­ent links be­tween the far-right party and the po­lice. Also yes­ter­day, the po­lice an­nounced that an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion had con­cluded that al­le­ga­tions four bank rob­bers ar­rested in north­ern Greece last Fri­day were beaten in cus­tody were un­true. Spokesman Panayi­o­tis Stathis said the four sus­pects, aged 20 to 24, who are sus­pected of links to domestic ter­ror­ism, were in­jured dur­ing their ar­rest.

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